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Northern Rail Sign3314 viewsStandard Northern Rail sign on platform.
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Handforth Station circa 1962743 viewsElectric traction dominates as an "inter city" rake heads towards manchester whilst the crewe bound multiple unit stops to collect Crewe-bound passengers in the rain.
Note the disused siding in the background.

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Handforth Station 1949 - Jubilee Locomotive718 viewsA Jubilee locomotive (45638 "Zanzibar") approaches Handforth Station from Wilmslow on 13 June 1949. Note the existing platform on the left. The platform for northbound trains was located north of the Station Road bridge. It was relocated opposite the southboud platform in 1959/60.

Thanks to Tony Edwards for permission to reproduce this photo.
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Handforth Station 1953697 viewsRoyal Scot 46168 "Boy Scout" approaches Handforth from the north on 08 September 1953. Note the northbound platform since rebuilt opposite the southbound platform and the sidings to the right. The building was owned by the Air Ministry.

Thanks to Tony Edwards for permission to reproduce this photo.
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Station Road Bridge looking towards village centre (1950's)696 viewsThe bridge over the station. Note that there was no booking office at road level until the reconstruction in 1959/60.

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Station Road bridge (1950's)680 viewsA view of the bridge with the railway Hotel in the background. Note the advert for trips to Blackpool.

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LMS Manchester-Birmingham Express at Handforth 1938 657 viewsA photo from 31/05/39 towards Crewe. Note the wooden ramp down to the platform from the road level with the Station pub in the background. Also the signal box can be seen near the bridge and points leading towards the sidings where South Acre Drive now stands.
The locomotve is LMS Compound 4-4-0 No. 1131 bound for Birmingham. The rear coaches are GWR and would be uncoupled at Crewe and attched to a Shrewsbury train. The station name board is from the pre-1923 L&NWR era.
The road bridge was raised for the 1960 electrification and the "down" paltform relocated opposite the "up" one.

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639 viewsPhotos of Handforth Station from the 1900-1914 period. The platform clearly visible was the Manchester-bound one and was located on the North side of the road bridge. It was relocated opposite the Wilmlsow bound platform in 1959-60.
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Handforth Station Circa 1975632 viewsThe 1960-built booking office and waiting shelter viewed from Station Road. Note the poster boasting how railways can solve tomorrow's transport problems!

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Handforth Station Summer 1975603 viewsView of the station looking towards Manchester. Note the old shelters and booking office and the maroon BR station signs on the lamposts.
Photo Copyright and used courtesy of Robert Himsworth
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Handforth Station House 1940s585 viewsHandforth station house with Railway pub in background. The railway itself would be near the photographer.
Copyright: Terry Hodson
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Train at Handforth "Up" Platform 572 views2 steam engines running light towards Wilmslow/Crewe through Handforth station. Note the signal box in the distance and the "old" British legion building (replaced in the 1960's with the current structure).

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